The bookdrops are all open again, but all items will be quarantined in the library for 72 hours before they are actually checked in. Only return items to the bookdrops.
Holds can be placed, but items will take longer to become available due to safety precautions. Curbside Pickup service is available at all three locations. More information is available below in the Curbside Pickup section.
The library has whole collections of digital materials to checkout! Go to our eLibrary page to learn about them or scroll down to the Read for Free! section of this page to see all of the collections from both the library and others who have made materials free to download during this time.
WiFi Access 24/7
Although physical library buildings are closed to the public, all locations have WiFi turned on at all times. It can be accessed by parking near any of the three library buildings.
Spark the love of reading by introducing your child to these fun storytimes. Storytimes help children develop a lifelong love for reading, and play an important role in building early literacy skills. Children learn how to interact with books, are introduced to new words, and introduced to new concepts.
Access #OperationStorytime on Twitter to discover stories ready by celebrities, authors, and illustrators.
Oliver Jeffers reads Monday through Friday on LIVE Instagram
James Dean reads Pete the Cat on Mondays on LIVE Instagram
Everday Storyhour with Robbi & Matthew on YouTube A daily, fun, picture-book storytime followed by an author chat time where they talk about the creative process, answer questions, and suggest activities to do at home.
One Book | One Minnesota
Join in on the first state-wide Minnesota book club! The selected book is Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo and it is free to download on eBooks Minnesota. Then jump into the discussion every Monday on Facebook and join in the county-wide book discussion in late May. The author will also be hosting a discussion for the entire state and details will be posted as soon as they are available. For more information, go to our One Book | One Minnesota page.
Join us every Monday on our Facebook pages for to start discussing this book with your neighbors and friends. The library is hosting a virtual county-wide discussion on May 27 at 1 PM. Information to join will be available soon.
Statewide Author Talk: Kate DiCamillo
Wednesday, May 20 | 1:00 p.m.
Register to attend the event on Zoom!
Summer Library Program 2020: Imagine Your Story
Our summer program has a new look this year, but all of the fun of years' past!
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the library has decided not to have any programs in the physical libraries this summer. BUT there's still a lot going on! We'll be showing some great performers on Facebook and the website, have craft kits to pick up for all ages, activity logs to earn prizes, and LOTS more! Head to our Summer Library Program page to check it all out!!!
Read For Free!
Digital Library Resources
Read & listen to eBooks for free with your library card!
Read digitally for free with these services provided by the state.
Get a bag of library materials starting on May 18!
Other Free Resources
Read with these other resources that are freely available.
Free Stay at Home Fun
Crosswords, Puzzles, & Escape Rooms!
Keep your brain active with these fun activities.
Print these activities to keep you busy at home.
Exercise & Active Fun
Get the whole family moving with these free online resources!
Why not learn a new language for free?!
Be creative with these fun writing activities!
Library of Congress
Check out these curated activities for the whole family!
Learning @ Home Resources
General Resources & Lessons
Jump into learning at home with these free resources!
Let out your creativity!
Dive into science topics with these resources!
Music & Theatre
Explore music and theatre all from home!
Explore the final frontier!
Develop literacy skills and explore favorite books and discover new favorites!
Zoos & Aquariums
Get an up close look at some amazing animals!
Adventure & Theme Parks
Take a ride on roller coaster and have an adventure!
Explore the natural wonders in our National Parks!